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Dawn Masterpiece China by Franciscan

Franciscan Dawn was part of the Encanto Masterpiece Fine China collection. The Encanto advertisement from 1955 pictured above describes the collection:

You've never seen china so beautiful — you've never seen china so durable — as Encanto in Franciscan fine china. Superb craftsmanship — achieved by no other potters — fuses Franciscan's strong, pearl-toned, china-body with china of subtle nature colors, then encircles them with gleaming platinum, Encanto is a luxury to own — economy to buy. It sturdily resists the hazards of use and will be your delight and pride — morning ... noon ... night - through years to come.

The Franciscan Encanto Masterpiece line also included Birchbark, Encanto, Magnolia, Sandalwood, Spruce, Teak, Twilight, and Willow. There was also a decorated version called Encanto Rose.

Franciscan Dawn Masterpiece China was produced from 1954 to 1981. The platinum trim on this pattern means that it is not safe for use in the microwave. If you need replacement or additional pieces for your collection of Franciscan Dawn Masterpiece China, monitor this page on a weekly basis for new listings. If you are in a hurry, here's what's available right now for immediate purchase:

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Look for Franciscan Dawn Masterpiece China at eBay Auctions

eBay
Picture Product Bids Price Time Left
Tiffin / Franciscan - Dawn & Swag Variant - Iced Tea Glass Tiffin / Franciscan - Dawn & Swag Variant - Iced Tea Glass BIN $10.95 3d 17h 32m
Vintage Franciscan China Gladding McBean Dawn 5 Bread Plates & Cup & Saucer Vintage Franciscan China Gladding McBean Dawn 5 Bread Plates & Cup & Saucer 0 $39.99 3d 23h 55m
FRANCISCAN,DAWN, SAUCER, U.S.A. FRANCISCAN,DAWN, SAUCER, U.S.A. BIN $8.00 4d 19h 58m
Franciscan DAWN Cup & Saucer 136049 Franciscan DAWN Cup & Saucer 136049 BIN $7.99 5d 14h 35m
Franciscan DAWN Bread & Butter Plate 136053 Franciscan DAWN Bread & Butter Plate 136053 BIN $13.99 5d 17h 24m
Franciscan Dawn: Creamer Excellent Franciscan Dawn: Creamer Excellent BIN $24.95 8d 19h 10m
Franciscan Dawn: Sugar Excellent Franciscan Dawn: Sugar Excellent BIN $24.95 8d 19h 10m
Franciscan Dawn: Oval Vegetable Bowl Excellent Franciscan Dawn: Oval Vegetable Bowl Excellent BIN $34.95 8d 19h 12m
Tiffin Franciscan Tiffin Franciscan "Dawn" Iced Tea Glass Pre-Owned BIN $12.50 8d 20h 4m
Tiffin Franciscan Tiffin Franciscan "Dawn" Juice Glass 5" Pre-Owned BIN $20.00 8d 20h 12m
Tiffin Franciscan Tiffin Franciscan "Dawn" Luncheon Plate 8 1/8" Pre-Owned BIN $40.00 8d 20h 26m
Franciscan DAWN 2 Bread & Butter Plates GREAT CONDITION Franciscan DAWN 2 Bread & Butter Plates GREAT CONDITION BIN $23.68 10d 14h 10m
Franciscan DAWN Gravy Boat 136068 Franciscan DAWN Gravy Boat 136068 BIN $94.95 12d 13h 2m
Vintage Franciscan China Gladding McBean Dawn 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING Vintage Franciscan China Gladding McBean Dawn 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING BIN $39.99 13d 1h 22m
Franciscan DAWN Demitasse Cup & Saucer 1297603 Franciscan DAWN Demitasse Cup & Saucer 1297603 BIN $39.99 19d 2h 5m
FRANCISCAN, DAWN, FINE CHINA, 1 1/2 FRANCISCAN, DAWN, FINE CHINA, 1 1/2" TALL CUP U.S.A. BIN $16.00 24d 1h 22m
Franciscan Dawn Lot of 3 Cup & Saucer Sets + 1 Bread & Butter Plate Franciscan Dawn Lot of 3 Cup & Saucer Sets + 1 Bread & Butter Plate BIN $39.99 24d 19h 44m
Franciscan China 6 inch DAWN Set of 2 Saucers Gladding McBean USA Franciscan China 6 inch DAWN Set of 2 Saucers Gladding McBean USA BIN $17.50 26d 14h 51m
Franciscan China 4 inch Rim DAWN Aqua Platinum Set of 2 Cups Gladding McBean USA Franciscan China 4 inch Rim DAWN Aqua Platinum Set of 2 Cups Gladding McBean USA BIN $17.50 26d 14h 53m
Franciscan DAWN Salad Plate 136052 Franciscan DAWN Salad Plate 136052 BIN $23.99 26d 18h 36m
Franciscan China Dawn Pattern Cup & Saucer Set Franciscan China Dawn Pattern Cup & Saucer Set BIN $4.99 28d 16h 32m

If the item you are looking for is not listed, then bookmark this page and check back each week!
Eventually, your item should show up for sale.

When it comes to finding Franciscan Ware that is difficult to find in stores near you, one of your best resources for acquiring the items you want is eBay, where there are a lot of wonderful finds still in the original boxes. We all receive those odd items as gifts that we have no need for and never use. Yet, one person's junk could be exactly the treasure you want. Franciscan




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